THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - An auction was held in Thomas County Tuesday for a large coin collection.
Drug agents seized the collection -years ago during a bust at a Thomas County pharmacy and Tuesday they sold them for $7,000.
For many years the Thomas County - Thomasville Narcotics and Vice Division have stashed away boxes of historic coins.
"Some of these coins are pre-dated to civil war, a lot of them pre-date world war two. There's a lot of uncirculated coins in this collection. There's a lot of sets of coins in this collection," said Louis Schofill, drug squad commander.
A personal coin collection once owned by James Murphy and his Father Wayne Murphy was sold today at an auction and the bidding price was much higher than expected.
The auction was won at a bid of $7,000 by a Thomasville coin collector.
"Of course he wanted to buy them a little less than that but I had two people that intended on buying that collection and he out bid the other one," said Jones.
The collection was taken from the Murphys during a drug bust 6 years ago. The Murphys were accused of smuggling prescription drugs into the state and repackaging them in Boston Pharmacy bottles.
The true value of the coins is still unknown.
Now Thomasville and Thomas County are taking a look through their inventory to see what items may be sold at the next auction.
The sheriff's office says if they hold another auction soon it is expected to be sometime in September.